Dogs are naturally curious, which at times can lead to big time disasters! Proper training can transform your puppy, into the Lassie you thought you’d brought home.
When you do give your dog correction verbally, make those corrections short, sharp and to the point. Avoid going on a rant about the dog’s “badness”. Say no and let them know what you would rather have them do. Be sure your command tone of voice gets their attention and shows that you’re serious.
Consider things from your dog’s perspective. Training your dog can get extremely frustrating at times, especially when your dog isn’t learning commands that you think are very simple. You should never give up on them, try looking at it from your dog’s vantage point. This allows you to gain more insight into what is most likely to work and what should be avoided.
You should establish certain feeding habits for your dog. Training your pet to expect when to get food will teach him a feeding schedule in which he could adhere to. Before long, your dog will learn to eat more quickly and efficiently.
Get your dog the proper nutrition required for canine health. Eating a poor diet will negatively affect your dog in many ways. Without proper nutrition, your dog’s general health will suffer and there may also be direct effects on behavior. By simply improving the diet that the dog gets, you may notice a great improvement in how receptive they will be when it comes to training.
When house training your dog, keep in mind that whatever you feed him must come out. You can promote consistency and regularity by feeding your pet on a firm schedule two or three times daily with only the highest quality of food. You can then schedule your walks at the right times to prevent unwanted accidents.
When you start training your dog, develop a verbal cue so that the dog knows precisely when they complete a command correctly. Certain words like “yes” are great for bridging the time between obeying an order and receiving the reward.
You should keep doggy treats handy for rewarding your dog. It is important that your dog is able to establish a connection between the command and the action that gains a reward. This helps the dog understand what is right and what is wrong.
Limit the duration of training sessions. Your dog will get bored and antsy if you spend too much time on one thing. Limit the amount of time you train at first to less than 10 minutes.
Many owners are surprised by how basic canine training can be added to their life and just how fast they can see results. If your dog is exhibiting signs of bad behavior, use some of these training tips.